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    Going North!

    Your dream trip from the Lower 48 starts at the 49th parallel-- Learn what's special about flying to points north through Canada. Read More
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Backcountry destinations

Learn about backcountry airports and off-airport operations from around the world.


Backcountry aircraft

Bush planes and aircraft that are ideal for backcountry flying, including popular modifications and accessories.


Backcountry piloting

Techniques and procedures for negotiating the unique flight environment of the backcountry.

Safety & Survival

Backcountry safety and survival

Self-sufficiency in the absence of civilization is a critical skillset for pilots.

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The Sporting Life
8GCBC Today, 02:53am View the latest post Australia Hervey Bay, QLD to Moree, NSW (CHG#1)
Surfing in NSW. First time in (2) years since I took a GoPro in the water. I give it (.5) stars but, it was cool to get into the Ocean.
Around the Campfire
amacbean Today, 01:11am View the latest post Loss of a Dear BCP Family Member - Noreen Macbean
I finally made it through all the posts here on BCP. I've tried to read them several times but could make it past the first few posts. Noreen was the love of my life, my reason for...
EZFlap Yesterday, 22:52pm View the latest post Announcement re: Fravel 172 Tailwheel Conversion STC

Gosh, I was looking forward to seeing you on Shark Tank! You and Mr. Wonderful would get along just great!
I can just see Kevin O'Leary sitting there staring at me with his...
Around the Campfire
175 magnum Yesterday, 21:17pm View the latest post Hasting Field on North Pender Island
Hasting Field is going through an ownership change and is currently closed. There is a good chance it will reopen after some items are cleared with the new owners. Here is a link to...
Cary Yesterday, 21:11pm View the latest post Denver-Area Hangar Availability?
My friend Russ Reed has a strip (Reed International) between Wellington and Nunn. You can get his phone off of Airnav. It's 2800' long, a very nice gravel/grass strip. I kept my airplane...
182 STOL driver Yesterday, 20:51pm View the latest post WTB: C-170B
There's a 170A with 165 Franklin for sale at KBVU for 27 K.
Aviation Regulation and Law
Matt 7GCBC Yesterday, 19:21pm View the latest post Sleep Apnea Screening Guidance for AMEs
FYI the AME must now enter a response to this page when entering the exam.
When entering...
The Sporting Life
scottnt Yesterday, 17:37pm View the latest post TR: Bangin' steel in the Idaho desert
Cool video Zane. The challenge of hitting something that far away is a lot of fun. So much science to it.....

A Thousand Words

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What is a picture worth? View this full frame slideshow of some of the most stunning backcountry flying photos from our community.

Featured photographer

Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

Check out the work of our latest featured photographer Arturo Polo-Ena, a working bush pilot for Ultima Thule Lodge in Alaska.

Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

Check out this and many more recommended books in the Bush Flying Library, as well as instructional and survival titles.